Experts Advancing ACGIH

Committees are established by and responsible to the Board of Directors. The activities of each Committee are directed by an individual mission statement. Committee members are appointed by the Board of Directors; any ACGIH member interested in volunteering for possible appointment may do so by writing to the Chair of ACGIH in care of the Headquarters Office (3640 Park 42 Drive | Cincinnati, Ohio 45241; phone: 513-742-2020, e-mail:

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This Committee strengthens the profession by strengthening the relationship between the two groups (ACGIH and AIHA); seeks out areas where collaboration would be cost-effective; selects projects which would compliment both organizations; and recognizes the equal, but different, core missions of the two organizations.

Current members of ACGIH-AIHA-JOEH Interaction Committee:

Position Name
AIHA President
J. Lindsay Cook, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
JOEH President
William A. Groves, PhD, MPH, CIH, CSP
ACGIH Third-Year Representative
Thomas J. Lentz, PhD
ACGIH Board Chair
COL(Ret.) Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE
AIHA President-Elect
John Mulhausen, PhD, CIH, CSP
AIHA Past President
Kathleen S. Murphy, CIH
ACGIH Treasurer
Nancy E. Wilk, HBSc, MHSc, CIH
Ex Officio
ACGIH Interim Executive Director
Phillip Rauscher, MPH, CIH, CSP
Ex Officio
AIHA Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence D. Sloan, CAE

To assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities as they relate to the financial reporting process, internal controls, and the annual audit. The Committee will maintain an effective working relationship with the Board of Directors, ACGIH® management, and the organization’s independent external auditors. The Committee shall prepare and submit to the Board of Directors each year an annual budget. The Committee shall have supervision over investing and reinvesting ACGIH® funds. The Committee shall meet at least once annually.

Current members of Audit & Finance Committee:

Position Name
Chair Lilia Chen, CIH, MS
Internal Auditor COL(Ret.) Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE
Member Jack Caravanos, DrPH, CIH
Member John McKernan, ScD, CIH
Staff Liaison Rob Keithley
Staff Liaison Phillip Rauscher, MPH, CIH, CSP

To select an individual(s), a group(s), or both to be given an award for outstanding contributions to occupational and environmental hygiene. Current members are:

Position Name
Chair COL(Ret.) Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE
Member Lilia Chen, CIH, MS
Member George R. Gruetzmacher, PhD, PE, CIH
Member Sheryl A. Milz, PhD, MOD, CIH, FAIHA
Member Bruce D. Naumann, PhD, DABT
Staff Liaison Phillip Rauscher, MPH, CIH, CSP

To compile and disseminate information on biologically derived contaminants that may become airborne, to develop recommendations for assessment, control, remediation, and prevention of such hazards, and to establish criteria for bioaerosol exposure limits. Current members are:

Position Name
Chair John P. Springston, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
Vice Chair Cheri Marcham, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM, FAIHA
Member Ginger L. Chew, ScD, MSPH
Member John David Krause, PhD, MSPH, CIH
Member Francis J. Offermann, PE, CIH
Member James A. Scott, PhD
Member Robert Strode, MS, CIH
Consultant K. A. N. Aithinne, PhD, GSP, CPH
Consultant Harriet Ammann, PhD, DABT
Consultant David I. Bernstein, MD
Consultant Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD
Consultant Erin Bouttenot
Consultant Lisa M. Brosseau, ScD, CIH, AFOH
Consultant Hung K. Cheung, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Consultant Albert Victor Condello, III, CSP, CHMM, NREMT
Consultant Ian Cull, PE, CIH
Consultant James E. DePaoli, CIH, CSP
Consultant Stephen J. Derman, CIH, FAIHA
Consultant Cynthia Ellwood, PhD, CIH
Consultant Philip G. Hauck, MSHS
Consultant Stephen King, PhD, MDiv, MPH
Consultant Andrey A. Korchevskiy, PhD, DABT, CIH
Consultant James P. Kornberg, ScD, MD
Consultant James A. LaMondia, PhD
Consultant Stephen R. Larson, MS, CIH, CSP, RBP, RRPT
Consultant De-Wei Li, PhD
Consultant Joseph William Lstiburek, PhD
Consultant Kenneth F. Martinez, CIH
Consultant Nicole V. McCollough, PhD, CIH
Consultant William D. Mele, CIEC, RCCP-SCF, RCP-FH
Consultant J. David Miller, PhD
Consultant Neil P. Schultes, PhD
Consultant Richard J. Shaughnessy, PhD
Consultant Luis E. Smith, CIH, FLAC
Consultant Simon J. Smith, PhD
Consultant Peter S. Thorne, PhD
Consultant Ching-Yi Tsai, PhD
Consultant Paula H. Vance, RM/SM(NRCM), SM(ASCP), CIE
Consultant Steven Welty, CIE, CAFS, LEED, AP
Consultant Chin Shan Yang, PhD
Board Liaison Col. (Ret.) Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE
Staff Liaison Erica Rosalle

To develop occupational biological exposure guidelines that are scientifically valid and supported by professional judgment, up-to-date, well-documented, understandable and clear, and produced by a clearly-defined process that is balanced and free of conflict of interest. Current members are:

Position Name
Chair Nancy B. Hopf, PhD
Vice Chair Lee M. Blum, PhD, F-ABFT
Member Michael Bader, Dr. rer. nat.
Member Jean Grassman, PhD, MS, CPH
Member Kate Jones, MPhil
Member Heiko U. Kaefferlein, Dr. rer. nat.
Member Larry Lowry, PhD
Member Leena A. Nylander-French, PhD, CIH
Consultant Philip Edelman
Board Liaison Cathy Hovde, MS, CIH, CSP
Staff Liaison Erica Rosalle

To provide a safe and healthful environment by integrating state-of-the-art information from government and industry sources, using them to develop and recommend ventilation and other engineering controls to capture, collect, filter, and remove airborne contaminants from the workplace.

Current members of Industrial Ventilation Committee:

Position Name
Chair Jonathan F. Hale, MPA
Vice Chair Robert Shearer
Member James S. Bennett, PhD
Member Sergio A. Caporali Filho, PhD, CSP, CIH
Member Robert Dayringer, CIH
Member Matt Diestler, EIT
Member George R. Gruetzmacher, PhD, PE, CIH
Member Christopher P. Manning, PhD
Member Dale Price
Member Rafael Sartim, PhD
Member Jennifer L. Topmiller, MS
Consultant Thomas Godbey, Jr
Consultant Howard Goodfellow PhD, FET, P.Eng
Consultant Daniel Josephs
Consultant Gerry A. Lanham, PE
Consultant Ali Reza Rahmati, MS
Board Liaison Edward T. Zellers, PhD
Staff Liaison Erica Rosalle

In 1995, the Boards of AAIH, ABIH, ACGIH®, and AIHA adopted a joint Code of Ethics to which members of these organizations shall conform, and to which every applicant attests by signing his or her membership application.

The Ethics Education Committee is simply that — an educational resource. The group is not an enforcement group or resolution board, but serves the membership by bringing to its attention ethical dilemmas facing the IH, and can serve as a sounding board for challenges facing the professional. In all cases, the Committee is guided by the canons of ethics

Current members of Joint Industrial Hygiene Ethics Education Committee (JIHEEC):

Position Name
Chair Alan Leibowitz, CIH, CSP
Immediate Past Chair John Nicholas Rice, CIH
Member Glenn J. Barbi, CIH
Member Michael R. Cooper, CIH, CSP, MPH
Member Pamela L. Greenley, CIH
Member Bruce E. Lippy, PhD, CIH, CSP
Member Nancy Manning McClellan, MPH, CIH, CHMM
Member J. Torey Nalbone, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
Member Steven Rucker, CIH, CHMM
Staff Liaison Vicky Yobp, CAE

Select a list of nominees for Board Directors and Nominating Committee for the annual election.

Current members of Nominating Committee:

Position Name
Chair Thomas J. Lentz, PhD
Member Joaquin M. Diaz, CIH, CSP, CHST, OHST
Member COL(Ret.) Mary S. Lopez, PhD, CPE
Member J. Torey Nalbone, MS, PhD, CIH
Member Anthony Oliveri, PhD, CIH
Member Nancy E. Wilk, HBSc, MHSc, CIH
Staff Liaison Phillip Rauscher, MPH, CIH, CSP

To recommend airborne concentrations of agents and exposure conditions for use in the practice of industrial hygiene and by other qualified professionals to protect worker health.

Current members of Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances Committee:

Position Name
Chair Rachel Rubin, MD, MPH, FACP
Vice Chair Michael DeLorme, PhD
Member Marcy I. Banton, DVM, PhD, DABVT
Member Jeremy R. Beach, MB, BS, MD
Member William S. Beckett, MD, MPH
Member Dennis M. Casserly, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
Member Hugh W. Davies, PhD, MSc, BSC, CIH
Member Laura Deakin, PhD, MPH
Member Alison Elder, PhD
Member Deborah C. Glass, MA, MSc, PhD
Member Ian A. Greaves, MD
Member Gerald L. Kennedy, Jr.
Member Michael T. Kleinman, PhD
Member Mark Korchinski, MSc, DABT, ERT
Member John Murphy, BSc, MHSc, MBA, PhD, ROH, CIH, MACE
Member Bruce D. Naumann, PhD, DABT
Member Edward V. Sargent, PhD, MPH, DABT
Member Candace Tsai, ScD, CIH
Member James Wagner, PhD
Board Liaison Thomas M. Peters, MS, PhD, CIH
Staff Liaison Skye Bickett, DHSc, MLIS

To develop occupational exposure guidelines for physical agents, including those of an acoustic, electromagnetic, radiological, ergonomic, mechanical, and thermal nature.

Current members of Threshold Limit Values for Physical Agents Committee:

Position Name
Chair Richard L. Neitzel, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
Vice Chair Stephanie C. Griffin, PhD, CIH
Member Martin Cherniack, MD, MPH
Member Kenneth R. Foster, PhD, PE
Member Karl Friedl, PhD
Member Laurel Kincl, PhD, CSP
Member Bernard Martin, PhD
Member David M. Rempel, MD, MPH, CPE
Member Michael Schmoldt, CIH, PE, CHMM, MS, MPH, MBA
Member David H. Sliney, PhD
Member Suzanne D. Smith, PhD
Member June T. Spector, MD, MPH
Member Bruce E. Stuck, MS, ScD
Consultant Beth A. Beidleman, ScD
Consultant Thomas E. Bernard, PhD, CIH
Consultant George C. Brainard, PhD
Consultant Anthony J. Brammer, PhD
Consultant John William Castellani, PhD
Consultant Steven Chervak
Consultant Hugh W. Davies, PhD, MSc, BSC, CIH
Consultant Robert R. Fox, PhD, CPE
Consultant Peter W. Johnson, PhD
Consultant Kenneth Kase, PhD
Consultant Jay Kim, PhD
Consultant Steven A. Lavender, PhD, CPE
Consultant Steven W. Lockley, PhD
Consultant David J. Lund
Consultant William S. Marras, PhD
Consultant Thais C. Morata, PhD
Consultant James R. Potvin
Consultant James P. Seward, MD, MPP, MMM
Consultant Imelda Wong, PhD
Board Liaison Neil J. Zimmerman, PhD, PE, CIH, FAIHA
Staff Liaison Erica Rosalle